Much of the lower Georges River National Park extends to the sandstone edges of the river, where many of the Koori communities had once lived.

'Two Women Dreaming', begins as a community organisation for the healing of trauma and growth of community spirit. It meets every week at La Perouse Primary School.

Betty Champion visits goals to support Aboriginal inmates.

Iris Williams recalls: "Five families from the south coast settled here [in the late 1800s]. The Government wanted to move them to Wallaga Lake but they wouldn’t go, so they took away their rations. That’s when they first made the shellwork". Hinkson and Harris, Aboriginal Sydney, p 123


Laddie Timbery continues the art of boomerang and artefact creation at his stall at La Perouse.

See Laddie Timbery on vimeo.com/14915480


Wiradjuri author Anita Heiss works with the children at La Perouse Public school to produce the short story ‘Yirra and her Deadly Dog’.

  • Dr Anita Heiss, collaborated with La Perouse children on a writing project

'Two Women Dreaming' is incorporated. It is a meeting of La Perouse women who carry out healing workshops and art classes as well as discussion groups for community problems. Esme Holmes, Joyce Woodberry, Gloria Martin, Pamela Koenamon and Shirley Murphy are some of the many involved members for community healing.

  • Shirley Murphy and family at La Perouse - 1930
  • Shirley Murphy and her daughter, Susan Jones from La Perouse
  • Two Women Dreaming painting


Since it was established in 2005, La Perouse Youth Haven provides youth activities and programs for 10-24 year olds. With a $572,985 grant from the Telstra Foundation over three years, the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council, in conjunction with the La Perouse Youth Haven increases the range of recreational, educational, sporting and cultural options that young people require to be successful Aboriginal adults in the modern world.

  • Yarra Bay House


La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land council receive a grant to remove noxious plants from La Perouse. These weeds are a major threat to the local ecological community and the eradication of bitou bush and other noxious weeds is seen as a step to restoring the area along with the removal of dumped cars and other illegally dumped waste. This project will also educate the local community about the traditional uses of local species and endeavour to encourage better environmental practices.